While the organization saw flashes of what Butler could do offensively, he was never able to contribute consistently enough to hold down a spot in the line up. He was given a regular shot on the type line with Jason Spezza last season but failed to find his offensive touch.
And while he did look solid in his three playoff appearances this past season, it wasn't enough to stick around. With the likes of Silfverberg, Stone and Zibanejad all expected to push for spots in the top six next season, the writing was on the wall for Butler.
Assuming the Sens go ahead with the buyout as expected, a cap hit of $75,000 will be on the books next season and $200,000 in the following year.
And while it didn't work out here in Ottawa, best of luck to Bobby wherever he ends up.